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What Should We Do About Our Teens' Behavior Problems?

My husband and I have raised six children, ages 14-26. Now our two teenage girls, ages 15 and 17, are giving us a lot of problems. They are starting to have a lot of guys calling our home. They're starting to fib a lot...

Inside the high schooler's brain

What insights can neuroscience offer parents about the mind of a high schooler?

Ask the Experts about high schoolers

Find answers to your questions about your high school student's academic concerns, school-related behavior and preparing for college.

My 17-Year-Old Doesn't Want to Go to School

My son who is 17 does not want to go to school. He comes up with all kinds of excuses. He won't do the assignments given by teachers. He distracts others. He is breaking his mother's heart and stressing us to the max. What should...

How Can I Get My Teen To Go to School?

I am a single mother of two and my teenage son will not go to school! He is on truancy probation with the county, and he still won't go. I don't know what to do anymore and I don't want to lose my job or...

How Do I Help My Freshman Focus on School?

My son is a freshman this year and I can't get him focused on school and studying. He is always on the defensive. He tells me I nag him too much about school and homework. He was always a good student in grade school and...

How Can I Motivate My Teen to Get Interested in School?

My daughter has been mentioning lately to me that she does not feel motivated to go to school this semester. This sounds strange to me. She does not do some of her assignments or participate as expected in the classroom either. She also said that...

Teaching older kids self-control

How to help tweens and teens think before acting (and resist those marshmallows!).

Is my son addicted to screens?

Is my son's screen use "normal" for kids his age? Or has our whole country gone insane, raising a generation of children who are dangerously addicted to any and every screen?

An epidemic of expulsions

California’s Kern County at leading edge of national debate over costs and benefits of harsh school discipline